The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California (FPD-CDCA) is accepting applications for internship in the Information Technology Department.  The IT department provides and supports the technical infrastructure for the FPD-CDCA.

Goals & Objectives

The goal of the Information Technology internship program is to provide Computer Science and/or Computer Information Systems students/volunteers with the opportunity to observe the atmosphere and inner workings of the office, and experience what it is like to be a member of the IT Department with the FPD-CDCA.  The IT Department provides technical support, training, and litigation support to attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and administrative staff.  The 12-week internship program will provide opportunities for interns to work on projects and participate in weekly trainings designed to learn about the technical infrastructure of our office.

Intern Projects & Training Opportunities

Interns will receive hands on experience and participate in weekly trainings designed to learn about the IT infrastructure of our office. The areas covered during the IT internship include:

  • Help desk and customer service
  • Network infrastructure and security
  • Active Directory and Server 2012RS and 2016
  • Deploy new hardware and imaging
  • Virtualization – VMWare, Hypwer-V and ESXI
  • Backup systems
  • Asset management and tracking
  • E-Waste policies and procedures
  • Printers and scanners, including print servers
  • Managing intranet and public website, including web application servers
  • Introduction to computer forensics, litigation support software programs, and audio/video editing
  • Audio video and video conference technology

Internship Requirements

  • Applicants must be current student or recent graduate with a Computer Science or Computer Information Systems major.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in good standing working towards an Associates or Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates are eligible for this program.
  • Exposure to law firm environment a plus but not required.
  • Must be able to work in our Los Angeles office starting in June and continuing through August.
  • Interns must be available to work at least 20 hours per week for the duration of the internship.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and a brief letter of interest outlining their goals as an IT professional-in training. Wherever possible, applicants should also provide a copy of the school’s application for internship credit, or indicate in advance any particular requirements of their academic program.  All internships are designated as non-paying, and are ordinarily structured by — and limited to — the academic semester.

Applications will be accepted by electronic mail only, provided that the documents are signed and in Adobe PDF format. Send to, with the following in the subject line: IT INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR FACSIMILES PLEASE.

The FPD-CDCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age, are encouraged to apply.